John Breuilly/ Cara Nine

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6.30 – 8.00pm, Tuesday 8 March 2016
Wolfson Theatre, LSE

John Breuilly, Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity (LSE)
Cara Nine, Lecturer in Philosophy (University College Cork)

Peter Dennis, Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Recent years have seen numerous calls for independence: in Kosovo, South Sudan, Scotland, Catalonia, and in Eastern parts of Ukraine. Are all declarations of independence created equal, or are some more legitimate than others? What gives a territory the right to become an independent country, and under what conditions can a state prevent it from doing so?